BI-CENTENARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE PORTUGUESE COURT
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2008 - BI-CENTENARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE PORTUGUESE COURT

After nearly a decade of research and writing, BCS member and eminent historian Kenneth Light publishes his book on the Portuguese court’s arrival in Brazil. BCS hosts an illustrated talk by Ken and book signing of the Portuguese language edition, attended by the British and Portuguese Consuls General. The book’s cover featured the stunning painting by Geoff Hunt, R.S.M.A, commissioned by Light and was published in English in 2009 as The Saving of an Empire: The Journey of Portugal’s Court and Capital to Brazil, 1808.